Twila Quaid

(LMHC)

About Me

Hello, my name is Twila Quaid.
You will not have to go through this journey alone, you will be met with compassion and understanding to find peace. I will honor your own pace & process, and help you transform and infuse your life to give it new meaning. It’s ok if right now you feel anxious, scared, lost, depressed, or alone, you have come to the right place.

I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York. I am glad you are here and am looking forward to working with you. I have been practicing CBT with people for over 5 years. I work with young people, teens, couples, individuals, and the elderly. I am easy going, but also a good motivator, am positive, and energetic.

In addition to my education, I bring to the counseling experience, faith, creativity, and a diverse background, while facilitating personal growth, self- empowerment and searches for life directions. Through counseling, you can begin to learn ways to balance the demands of your life more successfully.

When I am not helping others, I enjoy spending time with my family, taking pictures, collecting rocks & sand, and enjoying the scenery. I live rurally, and many times have come home to find a skunk in my parking spot, a raccoon on my porch, and cardinals in my feeder.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Impulsivity , Life Purpose , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LMHC #007710-1 (Expires: 2022-07-31)

LMHC #MH18357 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by A.R. on Oct 02, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 5 months

Twila has guided me through my challenging journey. She has helped me learn to embrace my difficult moments, and has encouraged me to really progress in my decision-making. I am lucky to have her.

Written by C.A. on Sep 25, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Twila helps me to retrain my brain to think more positively. I have noticed a great change in my overall mood since receiving her help. I am learning new ways to decrease my anxiety as well as learn more about myself and increase my self esteem. She is kind, a very good listener, and is very patient. Her positivity helps me to be more positive.

Written by B.E. on Aug 24, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 2 weeks

I have been in communication with the site and Twila for a week or two now and I feel very hopeful. She suggests ways to move forward and practice self care. Something I never really embraced or knew more about. She makes a lot of good suggestions to furthering my progress and sets small but manageable goals which don’t make me feel overwhelmed and she is very encouraging tapping into what’s most important during our session.

Written by C.O. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I've been working with Twila for several months (since the start of the pandemic) and have found her sessions really helpful! She's worked with my scheduling needs whenever possible and has challenged me in some of my negative thinking habits, but always in a way that felt supportive and helpful. Having a weekly time to chat with her has been really helpful during a difficult period. I highly recommend working with her.

Written by G.A. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

She's great, she listens and helps me understand things and she pushes me to get things done to get to my goals without ever feeling pressure. She's amazing

Written by L.I. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I find that she is good because she gets me thinking about my feelings or why I do what I do with questions that eventually make me have an ahhh ahhh moment.

Written by B.R. on Jun 23, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Twila right from the start was ready to hear about what I needed help with and she always messaged me as soon as she could. She helped me realize a few things that I needed to change before I could heal. She is the best councilor I have ever had and met.

Written by S.P. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 10 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I like her very much because she understands what I'm going through and she gave me good advice. I feel like I'm having a best friend that will help me out and keep moving forward. She helped me to reach my goals. And she brings myself up again. I want to continue with her and I want her to help me to go this through of my past and where I'm going through now.

Written by C.H. on Jun 17, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders

Helped me figure other issues out and were continuously working to make me better!

Written by J.E. on May 24, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She is funny and is helping me find ways to control my feelings.

Written by C.A. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Twila is absolutely wonderful. She does a fantastic job providing information on techniques for me to use everyday. She is very nice, compassionate and she listens very close to everything I say. I am very picky when it comes to choosing a therapist/counselor that I can trust and Twila is wonderful.

Written by M.A. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Twila is so helpful and supportive! She gives me useful ways to cope with my anxiety and stressful situations while also being a calming voice of reason.

Written by M.A. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Twila , just with her tone of voice , has the ability to calm me down . She is a matter- of - fact counselor and is firm on her words . I really look forward to my counseling sessions with her.

Written by L.I. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Twila is a ray of sunshine. I have been communicating with her for two weeks now and every time after I am left feeling relieved and happy. She is kind, understanding, and has a great sense of humor. She is awesome!

Written by T.H. on May 03, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Its been a short time but so far her observations have been spot on and her comments have really made me think and overcome.

Written by K.E. on May 02, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

While my personal schedule has kept me from participating in coaching sessions, Twila is a gem. She sends surveys and questionnaires, and is always willing to provide some insight that I can think on. She wants to focus on her patients and takes time to understand them. I appreciate her approach.

Written by R.E. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I just started with Twila! So, far it’s going very well for online therapy sessions. I feel she’s in touch with her patients and eventually I’ll get to the root of my issues and start correcting them step by step.

Written by D.A. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Twila was there for me and pointed me towards other great resources. Very knowledgable. Had a quick chat and a phone call. That's all I really needed.

Thank you!

Written by J.O. on Apr 16, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Twila is very understanding and re-assuring. I feel relieved after talking with her.

Written by T.O. on Feb 11, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Twila has a great personality and is attuned to the parts of me that need growth when I share my heart. She picks up on things and challenges me to grow.

Written by R.A. on Jan 06, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Twila is warm, welcoming and empathetic. I felt so understood. She helped me focus on the areas I wanted to address and helped me create goals to work on.

Written by M.A. on Jan 05, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She’s amazing. I’m so grateful for her.

Written by P.E. on Jan 04, 2020 after counseling with Twila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I feel that I can talk to her about anything and she asks me questions to get me start thinking about myself.

Written by K.A. on Dec 20, 2019 after counseling with Twila for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Twila is so friendly and warm. She always checked up on me and I appreciate everything she did for me in the last few months.

Written by M.A. on Nov 26, 2019 after counseling with Twila for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Twila is flexible and understanding. She asks the right questions to open discussions and to help out and legitimately cares.

Written by J.E. on Oct 26, 2019 after counseling with Twila for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have had a number of face-to-face counselors over the years. When I decided to take the free trial here, I honestly was not expecting much. To my surprise, trying this format has been one of the best decisions of my life. Twila has helped me more in a few months than all of my face-to-face counselors did in many years. Her attention to detail, caring nature, intelligence, responsiveness, sense of humor, and ability to create thought-provoking discussions has been invaluable to me.

Written by P.A. on Jun 08, 2019 after counseling with Twila for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Twila ask a lot of questions and that helps me understand my own situations better since they are questions I should be asking myself.

Written by A.N. on Jun 03, 2019 after counseling with Twila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am not as angry or depressed when I talk to her. She's a good listener.

Written by M.A. on May 13, 2019 after counseling with Twila for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Twila Quaid was very helpful to me while we worked together. She was able to take my problem and let me divide it up and piece it up again. It helped me out a lot.
She was always cheerful in her texts and positive in her responses.

Written by J.O. on May 04, 2019 after counseling with Twila for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is wonderful, warm, and non-judgmental. I really appreciate her insight and listening ear.

Written by S.A. on Mar 25, 2019 after counseling with Twila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I had a rough start with this app, the original counselor I did not feel any connection was being built, nor did I feel like that person was particularly listening or paying attention to what I was saying. It seemed very much like what was the quickest way to treat me that they could move on to the next patient. So I opted to find someone else to work with. And I chose Twila. And it has been the most liberating experience. She has been so warm and kind, I feel like I could not have made a better choice. Working with her has just been so lovely, and has really put some of my anxieties at ease, just knowing she’s there to listen. Even though we are just starting to work together, I couldn’t ask for anyone better.

Written by M.A. on Mar 06, 2019 after counseling with Twila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

I love it so far!

Written by N.I. on Feb 05, 2019 after counseling with Twila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s wonderful & fully understands my needs. She is super flexible with scheduling and responds multiple tines throughout the day which I never would’ve expected. She is easy to talk to and somehow gently gets you to talk about things you haven’t discussed in years!